960320: County Warning Transfer message (fwd)

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
100 PM EST WED MAR 20 1996

TO          FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER
            WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL
            WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS...NWS EMPLOYEES
 
FROM        DONALD R. WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE
 
SUBJECT     SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER NOTICE 96-27
            MEDFORD WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S SHORT-FUSE COUNTY
            WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE JUNE 3 1996
         
     EFFECTIVE MONDAY...JUNE 3 1996...AT 900 A.M. PACIFIC
DAYLIGHT TIME /1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR MODOC COUNTY AND SISKIYOU COUNTY IN NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA TO THE MEDFORD /MFR/...OREGON...WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE
/WSO/ FROM THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN REDDING
/RDD/...CALIFORNIA.  FOR THESE COUNTIES WSO MFR WILL ISSUE
SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/ AND RELATED PRODUCTS THAT
GIVE FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION ON THE WARNINGS /TABLE 3/.  FOR
HOLDERS OF WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER
C-47...COUNTY WARNING AREAS...THIS IS THE 27TH UPDATE FOR 1996.

     BECAUSE OF THESE COUNTY WARNING TRANSFERS...SUBSCRIBERS TO
THE NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ AND THE FAMILY OF SERVICES
/FOS/ MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO RECEIVE THE SHORT-FUSE
WARNINGS AND RELATED PRODUCTS FOR MODOC COUNTY AND SISKIYOU
COUNTY USING THE MFR IDENTIFIER /TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE
RDD IDENTIFIER.  THE UNIVERSAL GENERIC CODES /UGC/...HOWEVER...
WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS SHOWN IN TABLE 1/. 
      
TABLE 1. TRANSFERS TO MFR. /Z/ ZONE CODE    /C/ COUNTY CODE 

COUNTY                  UGC Z   UGC C   FROM  TO
MODOC                   CAZ008- CAC049- RDD   MFR
SISKIYOU                CAZ007- CAC093- RDD   MFR

TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE
COUNTIES TRANSFERRED TO MFR.  UGC C CODES ARE USED IN THESE
PRODUCTS. 

WARNING PRODUCT FOR     NWWS ID            WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
TORNADOES               PDXTORMFR          WFUS1 KMFR
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS    PDXSVRMFR          WUUS1 KMFR
FLASH FLOODS            PDXFFWMFR          WRUS1 KMFR

TABLE 3.  THE FOLLOWING ARE KEY RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THE COUNTIES
TRANSFERRED TO MFR. UGC Z CODES ARE USED IN THESE. 

 RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/
 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    PDXSPSMFR      WWUS35 KMFR 
 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     PDXSVSMFR      WWUS34 KMFR
 CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      PDXCEMMFR      MMUS40 KMFR
 PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       PDXPNSMFR      ABUS34 KMFR
 SHORT-TERM FORECAST          PDXNOWMFR      FXUS21 KMFR
 FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        PDXFFSMFR      RWUS32 KMFR
 LOCAL STORM REPORT           PDXLSRMFR      WWUS30 KMFR
+WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      PDXWSWMFR      WWUS46 KMFR
+NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   PDXNPWMFR      WWUS45 KMFR

+ ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP USE TO THE WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
OFFICE /WSFO/ IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA /SFO/...CALIFORNIA.
 
    FOR LONGER FUSE EVENTS...USERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE
FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FOR THESE COUNTIES FROM WSFO SFO.

 RELATED PRODUCTS             NWWS ID        WMO HEADER /FOR FOS/

 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT    SFOSPSSFO      WWUS35 KSFO
 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT     SFOSVSSFO      WWUS34 KSFO
 CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE      SFOCEMSFO      MMUS40 KSFO
 PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT       SFOPNSSFO      ABUS34 KSFO
 NON-PRECIPITATION WARNINGS   SFONPWSFO      WWUS45 KSFO
 WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS      SFOWSWSFO      WWUS46 KSFO
 FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT        SFOFFSSFO      RWUS32 KSFO

     IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE
FOLLOWING  /MIC/ METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE

ROGER WILLIAMS...MIC                CHRIS FONTANA...MIC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE     6101 AIRPORT ROAD
/MEDFORD-JACKSON AIRPORT/           REDDING CA 96002-9423      
4000 CIRRUS DRIVE                   /916/ 246-5482
MEDFORD OR 97504                    
/503/ 773-1076

NORM HOFFMANN...AREA MANAGER        STEVEN TODD...AREA MANAGER  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE            NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 
FORECAST OFFICE                     FORECAST OFFICE
21 GRACE HOPPER AVE STOP 5          5241 NE 122ND AVE  
MONTEREY CA 93943-5505              PORTLAND OR 97230-1089
/408/ 656-1710                      /503/ 326-2340
                               
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